Dear Meqnes Family,
There was nothing that could prepare us for the feeling of receiving your feedback.
You all know that this was our first serious project in the world of leather products. What we learned is that at no point is it easy—from design, to working with tanneries, to deciding on the perfect hardware, to negotiating shipping costs—fashion is as much about all the hard stuff that goes on behind the scenes as it is about the pretty pictures.
But at the end of the day, when we saw the bag—and when we SMELLED the bag, we were proud.
We knew we had a world class piece. But there is still a funny feeling when you send a creative project out into the world. Catapulting a small piece of your life into the ether and waiting …. just waiting for someone to share the same passion we had for the product.
And then something crazy happened.
We couldn’t even believe it.
Our customers came back to us with the most overwhelmingly beautiful words. Things we couldn’t even begin to dream up when we started this thing.
Our customers—who come from more than two dozen countries—have brought us to tears with their words.
What that means is we’re inspired to do more, to do better, to keep building, and not stop until we bring luxury Moroccan-designed, European leather products to the world.
Here’s a taste of what we’re talking about:
"OMGosh. It's Beautiful! I ordered the navy and it's just exquisite! Smells wonderful! Will love and enjoy this extraordinary bag! Love it arrived in a protective bag. I've never owned anything so amazing! Congratulations team!! You came through with a quality product and a terrific execution all the way to delivery!! Kudos!! <3"
"Got both my bags in Singapore. They are exquisite! Well done and many thanks"
"Wow it is BEAUTIFUL!!! The blue can almost pass for black so I’m very impressed! [...] The bag is perfect. It is truly well made and unique: the buckles and other metal parts are clearly first quality- substantial with good weight and satisfying chunky sounds for snapping the ends down. The leather is even and well cut. The “trick” used to construct a soft bag that holds its shape even when empty is also perfect and is not something to attempt unless...you REALLY know what you are doing. And if you do: an incredible bag that can’t be machined is created- and that IS what we got!! The stitching is folksy reminiscent of how leather is sewn in Morocco but the thread is much better quality. Totally well thought out. The belt is impressive too. There is zero to gripe about at all!!! "
"Just got this bag in and I love it! Shoutout to Meqnes for this exquisite weekender bag. Polish leather with Moroccan artistry makes for the nicest accessory I've ever owned."
"Love love my new bag. Just wondering when I can expect passport holder."
"Hi Kamal. Just a quick line to express my gratitude for delivering such a beautiful bag. We are now both traveling in Vietnam."
"I received my exquisite Meqnes bag a few weeks ago and wanted to leave a comment after I took the bag with me to my workplace and three day travel. I got so many positive comments from my friends, colleagues and strangers who I passed by and made sure they knew who made this and where they can buy it from. I'm very happy and proud to have support your successful Kickstarter and am eagerly looking forward to your future endeavors! :)"
"Kamal and David,
I LOVE the bag! It is gorgeous! Actually, that is the word my wife used when she saw it. Any chance I can order one, preferably blue, to give her for Christmas?"
"I got my bag today. I have backed so many project in Kickstarter and many times I have been disappointed. Not this time; It far exceeded my expectations. Your bag is so wonderful. It so nice that I’m hesitant should I use it at all...Everything there is perfect. Waiting for your bigger luggage"
"Just received my bag, really fantastic, very pleased with it. Now I just need to book a train journey worthy of the luggage..."
"Got my bag at Taiwan. This bag is better than what I expect! Good job thanks"
"Man, you’ve nailed it! The smell, the looks, the weight - it just feels like a REAL bag when I carry it :) Really looking forward to using it! It’s ALMOST too cool :D"
"I have never liked carrying my computer as much as I do now that it's in a Meqnes sleeve. I can just feel the luxury experience and the leather quality on my hands. Plus, everyone keeps asking me about where I got it. Thank you, Meqnes, you're the best. Thanks for having created such a unique piece of art that I can carry with me everyday."
We couldn't be prouder. Thank you all.
David & Kamal.